The New York Jets have had quite the week. A win over the Kansas City Chiefs has kept this team’s slim playoff hopes afloat, and the Jets’ 15-year veteran quarterback was rightfully named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Josh McCown threw for for 331 yards and one touchdown on 26 passes against the Chiefs while completing 72% of his passes for a rating of 109.8 (per New York Jets). The 15-year journeyman also rushed for two touchdowns, increasing his season total to five.
The AFC Offensive Player of the Week: @JoshMcCown12!
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 6, 2017
Sunday’s game made for the eighth time this season the 38-year-old finished with a passer rating above 100. It was also his third 300-yard passing game of 2017, matching his career-high.
McCown was supported heavily by his talented wide receiver group in Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson, who both amassed 100 yards on the day. The two were also the top rated rated wideouts across the NFL in Week 13 (per PFF).
Two Jets were the top graded WRs this week pic.twitter.com/Z73rWYnhay
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 5, 2017
Jets offense emerging
The Jets’ offense has exceeded season expectations by a long shot this year. With the unfortunate early news of emerging star Quincy Enunwa suffering a season-ending injury, the Jets offensive roster was not one that looked like they could average 22.2 points per game.
As for McCown, he is by far having his best season as an NFL quarterback. On the year, McCown has thrown for 2,880 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 67.8% of his passes. He ranks fourth in the NFL in that aspect.
He’ll continue to start and lead the New York Jets as they look to finish strong. Left on the season schedule is Denver, New Orleans, Los Angeles (Chargers), and New England.